The Avengers (2012)
Chris Evans: Steve Rogers, Captain America
Steve Rogers : Thor, what's his play?
Thor : He has an army, called the Chitauri. They're not of Asgard or any world known. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the Earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract.
Steve Rogers : An army. From outer space.
Bruce Banner : So he's building another portal. That's what he needs Erik Selvig for.
Thor : Selvig?
Bruce Banner : He's an astrophysicist.
Thor : He's a friend.
Natasha Romanoff : Loki has them under some kind of spell. Along with one of ours.
Steve Rogers : I wanna know why Loki let us take him. He's not leading an army from here.
Bruce Banner : I don't think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy's brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.
Thor : Have a care how you speak! Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard and he is my brother!
Natasha Romanoff : He killed eighty people in two days.
Thor : He's adopted.
Iron Man : [as the fight begins] Call it, Captain!
Captain America : Alright, listen up. Until we can close that portal, our priority's containment. Barton, I want you on that roof, eyes on everything. Call out patterns and strays. Stark, you got the perimeter. Anything gets more than three blocks out, you turn it back or you turn it to ash.
Hawkeye : [to Iron Man] Want to give me a lift?
Iron Man : Right. Better clench up, Legolas.
[Iron Man takes Hawkeye up to the roof]
Captain America : Thor, you gotta try and bottleneck that portal. Slow 'em down. You got the lightning. Light the bastards up.
[Thor swings his hammer and flies off and Captain America turns to Black Widow]
Captain America : You and me, we stay here on the ground, keep the fighting here. And Hulk?
[the Hulk turns and glares at Cap]
Captain America : Smash!
[Hulk grins and leaps away]
Loki : Kneel before me. I said, KNEEL!
[Loki stamps his scepter on the ground, causing a shockwave that intimidates the crowd into silence as they all kneel before him]
Loki : Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.
German Old Man : [slowly rises to his feet] Not to men like you.
Loki : [smiling] There are no men like me.
German Old Man : There are *always* men like you.
Loki : Look to your elder, people. Let him be an example.
[Loki aims a blast of power from his scepter at the old man when Captain America leaps in front of the intended target, deflecting the blast with his shield back at Loki, knocking him down]
Steve Rogers : You know, the last time I was in Germany and saw a man standing above everybody else, we ended up disagreeing.
Loki : The soldier. A man out of time.
Steve Rogers : I'm not the one who's out of time.
Tony Stark : [about Loki killing Coulson] He made it personal.
Steve Rogers : That's not the point.
Tony Stark : That IS the point. That's Loki's point! He hit us all right where we live. Why?
Steve Rogers : To tear us apart.
Tony Stark : Yeah, divide and conquer is great, but he knows he has to take us out to win, right? THAT'S what he wants. He wants to beat us, he wants to be seen doing it. He wants an audience.
Steve Rogers : Right. I caught his act at Stuttgart.
Tony Stark : Yeah, that was just previews. This is - this is opening night. And Loki, he's a full-tilt diva, right? He wants flowers, he wants parades. He wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered...
[Stark pauses; he and Rogers look at each other knowingly]
Tony Stark : Sonofabitch!
Steve Rogers : Big man in a suit of armour. Take that off, what are you?
Tony Stark : Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.
Steve Rogers : I know guys with none of that worth ten of you. I've seen the footage. The only thing you really fight for is yourself. You're not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to lay down on a wire and let the other guy crawl over you.
Tony Stark : I think I would just cut the wire.
Steve Rogers : Always a way out... You know, you may not be a threat, but you better stop pretending to be a hero.
Tony Stark : A hero? Like you? You're a lab rat, Rogers. Everything special about you came out of a bottle!
Steve Rogers : Put on the suit. Let's go a few rounds.
Steve Rogers : Does Loki need any particular kind of power source?
Bruce Banner : He'd have to heat the cube to a hundred and twenty million Kelvin just to break through the Coulomb barrier.
Tony Stark : Unless Selvig has figured out how to stabilize the quantum tunnelling effect.
Bruce Banner : Well, if he could do that, he could achieve heavy ion fusion at any reactor on the planet.
Tony Stark : Finally, someone who speaks English.
Steve Rogers : Is that what just happened?
[Stark and Banner shake hands]
Tony Stark : It's good to meet you, Dr. Banner. Your work on anti-electron collisions is unparalleled. And I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.
Bruce Banner : Thanks.
Nick Fury : [to Stark] Dr. Banner is only here to track the cube. I was hoping you might join him.
Steve Rogers : Let's start with that stick of his. It may be magical, but it works an awful lot like a Hydra weapon.
Nick Fury : I don't know about that, but it is powered by the cube. And I'd like to know how Loki used it to turn two of the sharpest men I know into his personal flying monkeys.
Thor : Monkeys? I do not understand.
Steve Rogers : I do!
[Stark rolls his eyes, while Captain America looks proud of himself]
Steve Rogers : I understood that reference.
[Captain America puts on a parachute to go follow after Thor, Loki and Iron Man]
Natasha Romanoff : I'd sit this one out, Cap.
Steve Rogers : I don't see how I can.
Natasha Romanoff : These guys come from legend. They're basically gods.
Steve Rogers : There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that.
[Captain America leaps out of the Quinjet]
Waitress : [deleted scene: Cap, feeling disconnected from the world, sits at an outdoor cafe table sketching Stark Tower] Waiting on the big guy?
Steve Rogers : Ma'am?
Waitress : Iron Man. A lot of people eat here just to see him fly by.
Steve Rogers : Right. Maybe another time.
[pays his tab]
Waitress : The table's yours as long as you like. Nobody's waiting on it. Plus we've got free wireless.
Steve Rogers : Radio?
[she gives him a nice look over her shoulder as she walks away]
Stan Lee : [from the adjacent table] Ask for her number, you moron.
Tony Stark : [regaining consciousness] What just happened? Please tell me nobody kissed me.
Steve Rogers : We won.
Tony Stark : Alright. Hey. Alright. Good job, guys. Let's just not come in tomorrow. Let's just take a day. Have you ever tried shawarma? There's a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don't know what it is, but I wanna try it.
Natasha Romanoff : [all arguing in the lab] Are you really that dense? S.H.I.E.L.D. monitors potential threats.
Bruce Banner : Captain America is on threat watch?
Natasha Romanoff : We ALL are!
Tony Stark : [to Rogers] You're on that list? Are you above or below angry bees?
Steve Rogers : I swear, Stark, one more wisecrack out of you...
Tony Stark : Verbal threat! Threatening! I'm being threatened!
Natasha Romanoff : Gentlemen, you might want to step inside in a minute. It's going to get a little hard to breathe.
[as the Helicarrier starts to power up, Steve Rogers and Bruce Banner walk to the edge]
Steve Rogers : Is this a submarine?
Bruce Banner : Really? They want me submerged in a pressurized metal container?
[Rogers and Banner stand at the edge and they look over as the Helicarrier starts to slowly rise out of the ocean to fly]
Bruce Banner : [smiles] Oh, no, this is MUCH worse!
[Rogers hands $10 to Fury]
Steve Rogers : Stark? We got him.
Tony Stark : Banner...?
Steve Rogers : Just like you said.
Tony Stark : Then tell him to suit up... I'm bringing the party to you.
[Stark in his Iron Man armor leads the monstrous Leviathan into view, heading toward the rest of the Avengers]
Natasha Romanoff : I - I don't see how that's a party.
Steve Rogers : When I went under, the world was at war. I wake up, they say we won. They didn't say what we lost.
Nick Fury : We've made some mistakes along the way. Some, very recently.
Steve Rogers : Are you here with a mission, sir?
Nick Fury : I am.
Steve Rogers : Trying to get me back in the world?
Nick Fury : Trying to save it.
[Fury shows a file of the Tesseract]
Steve Rogers : HYDRA's secret weapon.
Nick Fury : Howard Stark fished that out of the ocean when he was looking for you. He thought what we think: the Tesseract could be the key to unlimited sustainable energy. That's something the world sorely needs.
Steve Rogers : Who took it from you?
Nick Fury : He's called Loki. He's not from around here. There's a lot we'll have to bring you up to speed on if you're in. The world has gotten even stranger than you already know.
Steve Rogers : At this point, I doubt anything would surprise me.
Nick Fury : Ten bucks says you're wrong. There's a debriefing packet waiting for you at your apartment. Is there anything you can tell us about the Tesseract that we ought to know now?
Steve Rogers : You should have left it in the ocean.
[Captain America throws his shield between Iron Man and Thor, stopping their fight in the woods]
Steve Rogers : Hey! That's enough!
[Captain America looks at Thor]
Steve Rogers : Now, I don't know what you plan on doing here.
Thor : I've come here to put and end to Loki's schemes!
Steve Rogers : Then prove it! Put the hammer down.
Tony Stark : Um, yeah, no! Bad call! He loves his hammer!
[Thor knocks Iron Man back with his hammer]
Thor : [to Cap] You want me to put the hammer down?
[Captain America ducks and holds up his shield as Thor leaps at him, blocking Thor's blow. The impact of the hammer on the vibranium shield creates a massive shockwave, knocking Thor off his feet]
Steve Rogers : Are we done here?
Captain America : You need men in these buildings. There are people inside and they're going to be running right into the line of fire. You take them to the basements, or through the subway. You keep them off the streets. I need a perimeter as far back as 39th.
Police Sergeant : Why the hell should I take orders from you?
[the Chitauri attack. Cap blocks a blast with his shield, bats one Chitauri away with it, then blocks a point blank assault, punches another in the face, he grabs one of their weapons and then punches the Chitauri, flinging it across the street]
Police Sergeant : I need men in those buildings. Lead the people down and away from the streets. We're going to set up a perimeter all the way down 39th Street.
[Black Widow is flying a Quinjet, while a maskless Captain America and helmetless Iron Man stand in the back keeping an eye on Loki]
Steve Rogers : I don't like it.
Tony Stark : What? Rock of Ages giving up so easily?
Steve Rogers : I don't remember it being ever that easy. This guy packs a wallop.
Tony Stark : Still, you are pretty spry, for an older fellow. What's your thing, Pilates?
Steve Rogers : What?
Tony Stark : It's like calisthenics. You might have missed a couple things, you know, doing time as a Capsicle.
[Captain America looks at Iron Man, annoyed]
Steve Rogers : Fury didn't tell me he was calling you in.
Tony Stark : Yeah, there's a lot of things Fury doesn't tell you.
Nick Fury : [having discovered a security breach] What are you doing, Mr Stark?
Tony Stark : Uh, kind of been wondering the same thing about you.
Nick Fury : You're supposed to be locating the Tesseract!
Bruce Banner : We are! The model's locked and we're sweeping for the signature now. When we get the hit, we'll have a signature within half a mile.
Tony Stark : Yeah, you'll get your cube back, no mas, no fuss.
Tony Stark : What is Phase 2?
Steve Rogers : [drops a weapon on a table] Phase 2 is SHIELD uses the Cube to make weapons! Sorry, the computer was moving a little slow for me.
Nick Fury : Rogers, we gathered everything related to the Tesseract, this does not mean that we...
Tony Stark : I'm sorry Nick, what were you lying?
[turns a monitor around showing a schematic of a rocket]
Steve Rogers : I was wrong, Director. The world hasn't changed a bit.
Steve Rogers : [about Coulson] Was he married?
Tony Stark : No. There was a, uh... cellist. I think.
Steve Rogers : I'm sorry. He seemed like a good man.
Tony Stark : He was an idiot.
Steve Rogers : Why? For believing?
Tony Stark : For taking on Loki alone.
Steve Rogers : He was doing his job.
Tony Stark : [scoffs] He was out of his league. He should have waited. He should have...
Steve Rogers : Sometimes there isn't a way out, Tony.
Tony Stark : Right, I've heard that before.
Steve Rogers : Is this the first time you've lost a soldier?
Tony Stark : WE ARE NOT SOLDIERS! I am not marching to Fury's fife!
Steve Rogers : Neither am I! He's got the same blood on his hands that Loki does. But right now we've got to put that behind us and get this done.
Thor : You speak of control, yet you court chaos.
Bruce Banner : It's his M.O., isn't it? I mean, what are we, a team? No, no, no. We're a chemical mixture that makes chaos. We're... we're a time-bomb.
Nick Fury : You need to step away.
Tony Stark : Why shouldn't the guy let off a little steam?
Steve Rogers : You know damn well why! Back off!
Tony Stark : Oh, I'm starting to want you to make me.
Nick Fury : Agent Romanoff, would you escort Dr. Banner back to his...
Bruce Banner : Back where? You rented my room.
Nick Fury : The cell was built...
Bruce Banner : In case you needed to kill me, but you can't! I know! I tried!... I got low. I didn't see an end, so I put a bullet in my mouth... and the other guy spit it out! So I moved on. I focused on helping other people. I was good, until you dragged me back into this freak show and put everyone here at risk!
[Banner slowly gets upset as he looks at Romanoff, who gets unnerved]
Bruce Banner : You wanna know my secret, Agent Romanoff? You wanna know how I stay calm?
[Black Widow and Nick Fury have their hands down to grab their guns]
Steve Rogers : Doctor Banner... put down the scepter.
[Banner looks down and is shocked to see he's holding Loki's scepter; the computer beeps]
Tony Stark : Got it.
[Banner puts down the scepter and heads to the computer]
Bruce Banner : Sorry, kids. You don't get to see my little party trick after all.
Black Widow : [Penetrating the barrier with Loki's scepter] I can close it. Can anybody copy? I can shut the portal down.
Captain America : Do it!
Iron Man : No wait!
Captain America : Stark, these things are still coming!
Iron Man : I got a nuke coming in. It's going to blow in less than a minute, and I know just where to put it.
Captain America : Stark, you know that's a one way trip?
Iron Man : Save the rest for the turn, J.
Jarvis : Sir, shall I try Ms. Potts?
Iron Man : Might as well.
Black Widow : [bleeding and tired] Captain, none of this is going to mean a damn thing if we don't close that portal.
Captain America : Our biggest guns couldn't touch it.
Black Widow : Well, maybe it's not about guns.
Captain America : If you want to get up there, you're gonna need a ride.
Black Widow : [eyeing a passing Chitauri fighter craft] I got a ride. I could use a boost, though.
Captain America : Are you sure about this?
Black Widow : Yeah. It's gonna be fun.
Bruce Banner : I'd like to know why SHIELD is using the Tesseract to build weapons of mass destruction.
Nick Fury : Because of him!
[points at Thor]
Thor : Me?
Nick Fury : Last year, Earth had a visit from another planet that had a grudge match that leveled a small town. We learned that only are we not alone, but we are hopelessly, hilariously outgunned.
Thor : My people want nothing but peace with your planet!
Nick Fury : But you're not the only ones out there, are you? And you're not the only threat. The world is filling up with people that can't be matched, that can't be controlled!
Steve Rogers : Like you control the cube?
[In a Quinjet, Agent Coulson walks to Steve Rogers who is seated and looks at Bruce Banner's file on his laptop]
Steve Rogers : So this Doctor Banner was trying to replicate the serum that was used on me?
Agent Phil Coulson : A lot of people were. You were the world's first superhero. Banner thought gamma radiation might hold the key to unlocking Erskine's original formula.
[Steve watches the footage of the Hulk's attack on the Army at Culver University and the Hulk roars with fury as he slams a jeep apart]
Steve Rogers : Didn't really go his way, did it?
Agent Phil Coulson : Not so much. When he's not that thing though, guy's like a Stephen Hawking.
[Steve looks puzzled, not understanding the reference]
Agent Phil Coulson : He's like a smart person. I gotta say, it's an honor to meet you, officially. I sort of met you, I mean, I watched you while you were sleeping. I mean, I was... I was present while you were unconscious from the ice. You know, it's really, it's just a... just a huge honor to have you on board.
Steve Rogers : Well, I hope I'm the man for the job.
Agent Phil Coulson : Oh, you are. Absolutely. Uh... we've made some modifications to the uniform. I had a little design input.
Steve Rogers : The uniform? Aren't the stars and stripes a little... old-fashioned?
Agent Phil Coulson : With everything that's happening, the things that are about to come to light, people might just need a little old-fashioned.